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So far Michelle has created 390 blog entries.

Psych Ward & Schizophrenia (PART 1)

2021-01-06T20:19:46+00:00January 6th, 2021|collaboration, podcast, psych ward, Schizophrenia And The City|

Psych Ward & Schizophrenia (PART 1) What is a psych ward really like? Did we find our stays helpful? How were we treated by fellow patients and staff? In this week's episode of @schizophreniaandthecity, Michelle Hammer from Schizophrenic.NYC and Cecilia McGough from  Students With Psychosis discuss their lived experiences in the psych ward. Thank [...]

Why You Need To Stop Saying Man-Up in 2021

2021-01-03T19:09:24+00:00January 3rd, 2021|guest post, guest blog|

Guest Blog by Theo Kuczek, MA, CPT, MFT “Man-Up, you’re too sensitive, suck it up” When someone is saying “you’re too sensitive” what they are really saying is…. “I see that you’re uncomfortable right now or affected by something that's happening." “When I see your affectedness by this it makes me uncomfortable. It [...]

Are New Year’s Resolutions Healthy?

2021-01-06T20:11:34+00:00December 24th, 2020|collaboration, podcast, Schizophrenia And The City|

Are New Year's Resolutions Healthy? You can have a fresh start and make a positive change on any and all 365 days of the year. A calendar date does not determine when you're ready, and change does not have to happen like a flip of a switch. ... In this week's episode of @schizophreniaandthecity [...]

Psych and The City Podcast Featuring Michelle Hammer

2020-12-21T17:01:33+00:00December 21st, 2020|collaboration, podcast|

Michelle was featured on Psych and The City Podcast. This Podcast is by a social worker and sex-therapist-to-be who dives into all things sexual, relational, and psychological. The podcast is about sex, sex work, and all the stuff we want to know but don't know how to ask. Heavy on learning, unlearning, and the [...]

Panic Attack While Filming

2020-12-17T17:14:31+00:00December 17th, 2020|collaboration, podcast, Schizophrenia And The City|

Panic Attack While Filming As mental health advocates, we find it important to not filter the schizophrenia experience. It is okay to struggle out in the open. Having a panic attack is nothing to be ashamed about. You do not have to hide aspects of yourself to feel accepted. In this week's episode, Michelle [...]

The Mental Wealth Podcast Features Schizophrenic.NYC

2020-12-16T20:55:40+00:00December 16th, 2020|Featured, collaboration, podcast|

The Mental Wealth Podcast is hosted by Kaylor Betts (founder of MWP) and will be a place where at times intense, stimulating, and knowledge-ridden conversations will take place with a variety of different guests for each episode. These guests may be professionals in the Mental Health space or everyday individuals who have an impactful [...]

Becoming Schizophrenia Advocates

2020-12-09T01:07:16+00:00December 9th, 2020|collaboration, Schizophrenia And The City|

Becoming Schizophrenia Advocates In this week's episode, Michelle Hammer from Schizophrenic.NYC and Cecilia McGough  Students With Psychosis talk about why they became advocates. The world needs more schizophrenia and psychosis advocates. We talk with students every day, and an often concern that is addressed is whether or not they should disclose their diagnosis or [...]

Why Did We Attempt Suicide?

2020-12-02T22:59:48+00:00December 2nd, 2020|collaboration, Schizophrenia And The City|

Why Did We Attempt Suicide? Why did we attempt suicide? Michelle Hammer from Schizophrenic.NYC and Cecilia McGough from Students With Psychosis have a vulnerable conversation about their suicide attempts, what helps them when they are feeling suicidal, how has their suicide attempts changed their perspectives on life, and when to reach out. Schizophrenia [...]

Michelle Featured in Change Talk Podcast

2020-12-02T22:50:42+00:00December 2nd, 2020|collaboration, podcast|

Schizophrenic.NYC was featured in Change Talk Podcast and this is what they had to say. -- This week, we meet mental health advocate and Schizophrenic.NYC clothing brand creator, Michelle Hammer, whose change talk involves conquering her imposter syndrome. Buy Michelle's mental health clothing brand at Schizophrenic.NYC. Follow her on Instagram, and check out her [...]

We Were Featured in The Adulting201.com Holiday Gift Guide

2020-11-25T19:45:58+00:00November 25th, 2020|holiday, Featured|

We are excited to announce that Schizophrenic.NYC was featured in the Adulting201.com GIFTS THAT GIVE BACK: 2020 ETHICAL HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE. Make your holiday shopping matter this year by purchasing from a company that gives back to the community and world (And give a fantastic gift at the same time!). SCHIZOPHRENIC.NYC"Perfect For: The [...]

We WON Best of Boroughs 2020!

2020-11-20T18:37:32+00:00November 20th, 2020|Awards|

NYC Best of the Boroughs celebrates the local businesses, organizations, and community individuals that make our city, and each borough, a unique place to live. The Founder of Schizophrenic.NYC on Destigmatizing Mental Illness Schizophrenic.NYC was founded and designed by Michelle Hammer, a Schizophrenic New Yorker who is on a mission to transform [...]

The Greatest Mental Health Gift Guide for the Holidays

2020-11-15T22:28:51+00:00November 16th, 2020|holiday|

Mental Health Gift Guide for the Holidays This season we picked the greatest gifts from Schizophrenic.NYC for all your holiday needs. For The Person On-The-Go Do you know someone who has a fast-paced life? Are they running from place to place? Do you ever forget to take meds in this rush? Well, check [...]

What Do Schizophrenia Hallucinations Look Like?

2020-11-14T05:01:25+00:00November 14th, 2020|collaboration, Schizophrenia And The City|

What Do Schizophrenia Hallucinations Look Like? Just like in our "What Do The Hallucinations Say?" video, we also discuss why it can be inappropriate to ask someone what their hallucinations look like. Having a person repeat what their hallucinations look like can be triggering. It is better to focus on how you can help [...]

Schizophrenia Behind The Scenes

2020-10-31T20:57:10+00:00October 31st, 2020|collaboration, Schizophrenia And The City|

Schizophrenia Behind The Scenes In this week’s episode, we give a behind the scenes look into our lives. Part of Schizophrenia And The City’s goal is to humanize the experience of living with schizophrenia and take you along on this New York City adventure with us. Let this episode also be a reminder to [...]

Schizophrenia And Sex

2020-10-20T16:26:46+00:00October 20th, 2020|collaboration, Schizophrenia And The City|

Schizophrenia And Sex We could not go another episode of Schizophrenia And The City without giving a nod to Sex And The City by talking about sex and schizophrenia. Michelle Hammer from Schizophrenic.NYC and Cecilia McGough from Students With Psychosis answer questions about Schizophrenia and Sex. Can people with schizophrenia have sex? What about their symptoms? Medication [...]

The Spiraling Relationship between OCD and Schizophrenia

2020-10-09T19:34:44+00:00October 9th, 2020|guest post, guest blog|

In the world of mental health, we know it’s common to find multiple disorders grouped together. For example, depression and anxiety are often found together, as well as OCD and Schizophrenia. It can be difficult to properly diagnose when sufferers are dealing with multiple issues at once. Does this person need help with their [...]

What Do The Hallucinations Say?

2020-10-07T02:22:10+00:00October 7th, 2020|collaboration, Schizophrenia And The City|

What Do The Hallucinations Say? Michelle Hammer from Schizophrenic.NYC and Cecilia McGough from Students With Psychosis share what experiencing auditory hallucinations first hand is like. We also discuss why it can be inappropriate to ask someone what their hallucinations are saying. Having a person repeat what their hallucinations say can be triggering. It is better to focus on [...]

Police Were Called On Us

2020-10-01T02:29:38+00:00October 1st, 2020|collaboration, Schizophrenia And The City|

Police Were Called On Us Police should not be called on someone when they are having a mental health crisis. In this video, Michelle Hammer from Schizophrenic.NYC and Cecilia McGough from Students With Psychosis get real and share their experiences with police being called on them during a mental health crisis. Schizophrenia And [...]

What Schizophrenics Really Think About Words on Bathroom Walls

2020-09-27T17:54:28+00:00September 27th, 2020|collaboration, Schizophrenia And The City|

What Schizophrenics Really Think About Words on Bathroom Walls We don't hold back. Michelle Hammer from Schizophrenic.NYC and Cecilia McGough from Students With Psychosis were both approached to help promote this film (which features a character with #Schizophrenia) after it was ready to be released to theaters and after the production team noticed [...]

Schizophrenia Jenga

2020-10-01T02:10:13+00:00September 21st, 2020|collaboration, Schizophrenia And The City|

S1 E3 Schizophrenia Jenga Michelle Hammer from Schizophrenic.NYC and Cecilia McGough from Students With Psychosis answer Q&A questions about Schizophrenia while playing Jenga. Who will win? ... Questions were submitted by Students With Psychosis student leaders for our RETHINK gala back in March 2020. Jenga tower painted by the talented SWP advocate @Rivky [...]

What NOT To Say To Someone With Schizophrenia

2020-10-01T02:11:50+00:00September 6th, 2020|collaboration, Schizophrenia And The City|

S1 E2 What NOT To Say To Someone With Schizophrenia Michelle Hammer from Schizophrenic.NYC and Cecilia McGough from Students With Psychosis are going over what is appropriate and what is not OK to say to someone with Schizophrenia or Psychosis. Schizophrenia And The City The Podcast Schizophrenia And The City is a podcast [...]

My Story Of Dating With A Mental Illness

2020-08-28T17:46:12+00:00August 28th, 2020|Videos, collaboration, Michelle Hammer|

Dating With A Mental Illness With Michelle Hammer & Carolyn Rossiter Michelle and Carrie are a married couple in their early 30's living in New York City. Michelle has Schizophrenia. Carrie has Anxiety and Depression. How do they make their relationship work? In this video, Michelle and Carrie answer viewers' questions on what [...]

Schizophrenia And The City

2020-08-26T02:07:47+00:00August 26th, 2020|collaboration, Schizophrenia And The City|

Schizophrenia And The City The Podcast Schizophrenia And The City is a podcast and video series hosted by two New York City women Michelle Hammer and Cecilia McGough spilling the tea about their lived experiences with schizophrenia and life in NYC. Topics cover a range of everyday New York City life from dating [...]

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